The home of former Washington Times reporter Audrey Hudson, whose work can now be read at outlets such as Newsmax and the Colorado Observer, was raided by personnel from the Department of Homeland Security and Maryland State Police. Hudson recently revealed that the raid took place in August.
From the Daily Caller article:
A search warrant obtained by TheDC indicates that the August raid allowed law enforcement to search for firearms inside her home.
The document notes that her husband, Paul Flanagan, was found guilty in 1986 to resisting arrest in Prince George’s County. The warrant called for police to search the residence they share and seize all weapons and ammunition because he is prohibited under the law from possessing firearms.
But without Hudson’s knowledge, the agents also confiscated a batch of documents that contained information about sources inside the Department of Homeland Security and the Transportation Security Administration, she said.
Read the rest here.
Hudson says the seizure of her confidential files was outside the scope of the search warrant, which allowed for the confiscation of weapons owned by her husband, but did not allow officers to confiscate her papers.
Are confiscations of reporters’ documents, wiretaps on their phones and hacks into their computer systems the new normal?
Twitchy will update this story as it develops.